Undergraduate Biotechnology – Introduction
Undergraduate Biotechnology – Introduction

The Biotechnology program at Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh city is a general Applied and Natural Science program that serves Vietnamese economy. The program was first established in December 2004 as a 4-year program with a fixed curriculum system of the Institute of Biotechnology and Food-technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City. The Biotechnology program endeavors to develop graduates with a broad understanding of science and its methods, engineering and its applications, and the use of these methods in solving problems in industry, business, and government. In 2014, the Biotechnology program became a credit system with a total of 155 credit hours and the designed graduation period about 4 years.

In December 2017, the credit hour was changed from 45 minutes into 50 minutes according to the new university policy. Therefore, the curriculum changed to 146 credit hours system. This new curriculum was applied for the student who enrolled in fall semester of 2018. In 2019, we first established the Master of Science program for Biotechnology.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data
Program Educational Objectives
The students are educated to attain core knowledge foundation on sciences and biotechnology. Our graduates after 3 years are expected to be able to:

1. Be able to analyze, design, and implement biotechnology systems in industry.
2. Communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects.
3. Be successful in biological technology employment and related areas as demonstrated by promotions, increased responsibility, or other professional recognitions.
4. Consider the environmental consequences of their engineering activities when working in industry
5. Continue their education in a changing professional world.

Student Outcomes
After complete the Biotechnology program, graduates will have:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to biological technology.
2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs of biological technology
3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses; analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
5. An ability to recognize the ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty